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The Philadelphia Directory


Published 1785
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Title varies: 1785, 1791, 1797-1810, 1811, 1816, 1824, The Philadelphia directory; 1785, Macpherson's directory, for the city and suburbs of Philadelphia; 1793-94, 1813, 1818-22, The Philadelphia directory and register; 1795, The prospect of Philadelphia and check on the next directory. Pt. 1-[2]a ; 1796, Stephens's Philadelphia directory; 1811, Census directory; 1814, Kites' Philadelphia directory; 1817, Robinson's original annual directory; 1823, The Philadelphia index, or directory; 1825, The Philadelphia directory and stranger's guide; 1828-35, Desilver's Philadelphia directory and strangers guide

Compilers and publishers: 1785, Francis White, John McPherson.--1791, Clement Biddle.--1793-94, James Hardie.--1795, Edmund Hogan.--1796, Thomas Stephens.--1797-1801, C.W. Stafford.--1802-10, 1816-17, James Robinson.--1811, Printed by Jane Aitken.--1813, 1818-19, J.A. Paxton.--1814, B. & T. Kite.--1820, Edward Whitely.--1821-22, M'Carty & Davis.--1823-24, 1828-37, Robert Desilver.--1825, Thomas Wilson

Continued as McElroy's Philadelphia city directory, 1837-67; Gopsill's Philadlphia city directory [1867/8]-1907; Boyd's Philadelphia city directory, 1907-

The Philadelphia directory and register for 1821 is made up from Whitely's Philadelphia directory for 1820, with a new t.p. and supplementary list of names and directory of institutions and societies (62 p.) prefixed

The Philadelphia directory and register for 1822 contains only a supplementary list of names for 1822 and a directory of institutions (74 p.)

The directories for 1835 and 1836 were issued as one directory

No directories issued for the years 1786-90, inclusive, 1792, 1812, 1815, 1826, 1827, 1832, 1834

Two separate directories were issued for each of the following years: 1785, 1796, 1811, 1817, 1823

Volumes for 1791, 1793-1797, 1799-1801, 1803, 1808, 1820-1822, and 1831 supplied for digitization by the Chester County Historical Society

Library's copy for 1809 is missing all between "Knight" and "Lewis" and has handwritten entries for these pages bound in

Library's copy for 1814 is missing all between ""NAG" and "OWE."

Library's copy for 1818 is missing all between "FUL" and "GLE."

Library's copy for 1833 contains blank leaves and pages for additions and corrections

Library's copy for 1835/36 bound with: The Will of the late Stephen Girard, Esq. (36 p. ; 23 cm.)


Volume 1820
Publisher Philadelphia
Year 1785
Pages 626
Possible copyright status out of copyright
Language English
Call number 153217
Digitizing sponsor Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
Book contributor Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
Collection philadelphiamuseumofart; americana

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